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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 4, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Kaplds Gazette: Sat., May 4, 1971 Showers and-or rain-are expected Saturday night throughout the gulf coastal states and in northern Ariiona. Clear to partly cloudy sties are expected elsewhere. The Weather High temperatures Friday, low Denatures overnight and inches of pr clpltatlon: Anchorage J4 3fi L. Angeles 65 57 Atlanta 84 10.II Miami ....7969 Bismarck 51 37 Min'aoolis 60 34 Chicago ...it 18.01 H. Orleans 87 45 Denver 67 43 New York 52 47 Duluth Phoenix ..9563 Honolulu .9773 Seattle ....6247 Houston ..8870.37 Washington 7349 Extended Fair an cool Monday, followed chance of showers and coo Tuesday and Wednesday. Bail highs in the 60s. Overnight low mostly in the 40s. C. R. Weather High Friday................ Low overnight Noon Saturday 6 2 p.m. 6 Rainfall ...................Non Totaifor May.............Non Normal for May............3.5 Normal through May......11.4 Total for 1974..............11.0 Barometer, falling.........30.1 Humidity at noon......... Wind direction and velocity a 2 p.m., WSW at 6 mph. Sun rises Sunday, sun -sets, Year Ago Today High, 6! low, 42; rainfall, none. Degree Days 1, Total to Through May 2, Percent of normal year 99.6J Total normal Fires a.m. Friday. Flush gas oline at 2417 Limvood stree SW. p.m. Friday. Needles call in 100 block of Tenth stree SE. p.m. Friday. Defective flfyer at 1541 Filth avenue SE. p.m. Friday. Assistance call at 1546 Washington avenue SE. p.m. Friday. Air-e-vai af airport. p.m. Friday. River res cue at N avenue and Firs street NW. p.m. Friday. Sisa to bird nest at 2740 Sixth street SW p.m. Friday. Flush gas- oline at Bever avenue Thirty-second street DEATHS W. Orin Briar Graveside services for W Orin Briar, 75, who died Fridaj in Mason City, will be conductet Monday at in Czech Na tional cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Born in Waukon Aug. 4, 189B Mr. Briar was married to Sylvia L. Tehel in Cedar Rapids, who survives. Services will be con- ducted Monday at a.m. in Patterson-James funeral home, Mason City. Groceries Taken From Two Cars In Cedar Rapids Groceries left in cars were targets for thieves Friday who look worth of food from two cars at separate locations. Charles Balcom, 590 South Eleventh street, Marion, told po- lice worth of groceries were taken from his ear between 430 and p.m. while it was parked at Lindale Plaza.. Carl Hendrickson, 1121 Thirty- fourth street NE, reported S18 worth of groceries were taken fro mhis car between and while it was parked in a lot at the Hy-Vcc store, 1515 Thirty-second street NE. QJlje dfbar Stqitbfl fet ttr Eilabjlihed In IBB] by Gazette Co. and .published dally and Sunday at 5M fnlrif Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, lowo 32406. Second Clan Postage paid at Cedar Rapldi, Iowa. Subscription rotes bv carrier 15 cents a week. Dy mall: Night edition and Sunday 4 Issues S7.25 a monlli, a yeor: Afternoon edftlom and Sunday 7 Issues J2.M a month, S2S o year. Otnor slates and U.S. territories {40 a year. No subscriptions accepted In areas 1 having Gozene carrier service. The Associated Press Is entitled exclu- sively to the use for rcpuhllcallon of all )Kl local new] printed In this newspa- per n 01 oTl AP news 4 spate hit. Iowa Deaths J. Chamberlain, 74. Services pending, Kidd fu- neral home, Toulon, III. J. Scheid, 78. Monday at 2, Montour Methodist church. Burial: Rose Hill. Marshalllown. Hender- son's, Toledo. G. Kuemmerer 79. Monday at Sheets and Son. Visitation after 9 a.m Sunday. Clyde Evans, 81. Monday at First Lutheran church, Man- chester. Bonenkamp's. Larkin, 82. Monday at 10, St. Patrick's Catholic church: Burial: Cherry Mound, Harpers Ferry. Visita- tion BakkerHanson's. Rosary: Sunday at 8. Mt. Machovec, D: Monday at Morgan's where friends may call after 2 Sunday. Burial: St. John's cemetery in Cedar Hapids. Authorize Rail Rate Rise Move WASHINGTON (AP) The Interstate commerce commis- sion Friday gave the railroads jermission to file a 10 percent general freight rate increase mt attached several conditions. The.commission, turned down he increase earlier this week mt that rejection was based on a technical point and not on the merits of the increase itself. In turning down the raise, the CC told the railroads it would advise them as to the conditions under which they could file for ;he increase. Wrench Blamed Lenius, 64, rural Oelwein, suffered neck in- uries Friday when his car was struck from the rear at an Del- vein intersection by a car driv- en by Jacob Schwennen, 49, rural Jesup. Schwennen, charged with failure lo slop in he assured clear distance ahead, told authorities a wrench vas under his brake pedal, pre- it from.operating prop- erly. Alioto Told by Judge To Keep Quiet on Case SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Joseph Alioto, who link 13 Zebra murders here to black separatist'group, has been ordered to keep silent on th case of three young men ac cused of killing three of the vie tims. Municipal Court Judge Agne O'Brien Smith issued the orde Friday' at a court appearanc for Larry Green, 22; J. C Simon, 29, and Manual Moore 29. The three were ordered ti enter pleas May 9. "No party to this action, m attorney, no -public official; from chief of police or sheriff on down or any subpoenae( witness is allowed, under th order, to discuss details of thi said Judge Smith. Asked if the gag rule wil apply to Alioto, she said: "I wil include him inA The mayor has blamed a fa natical group of "Death Angels' for 80 killings in California, in eluding 13 random slayings here in a case police have code- named Operation Zebra. But other California law en- 'orcement authorities say they lave no evidence that any such gang exists outside San Francis- D. Four men arrested in the case were released Thursday nighl or lack of evidence. Chief oi jispectors Charles Barca saic their release "does not preclude any prosecution in the future if we develop additional evi- dence." Cigaret Firms Tell Price Rise NEW YORK (AP) The na- ion's largest cigaret manufac- urers said Friday that rising costs of.materials had forced ,hem to raise the wholesale price of cigarets about one and a-half cents a package. Report Airline Kickbacks To Travel Agents Probed NEW YORK (AP) The New York Times said Saturday that 13 airline executives have been ;ubpoenaed by a Brooklyn fed- iral grand jury probing allegec :ickbacks by passenger-hungry airlines to travel agents. The Times said recent testi- mony before .the grand jury in- icated millions of dollars in ecret rebates were given the igh-volume travel agents by everal foreign airlines and ome major domestic carriers including Pan American Vorld Airways and Trans World irlines. The subpoenaed executives, ho are to appear before the ederal grand jury within two reeks, are employes of 23 air- ncs that have transatlantic outcs, according to the Times. Representatives of Aeroflot, le Soviet airline, are among lose reportedly subpoenaed. "Very Widespread" In an interview, Acting U.S. Homey Edward Boyd told the imes: "The evidence we have far indicates that this ticket cbating is very extensive, very idesprcad." He said the investigation is loking into alleged fare mal- ractices, possible airline viola- tions of'anti-trust statutes, re- ports that kickbacks were not reported on the tax returns of the travel agents, and other pos- sible offenses. The Times quoted sources fa- miliar with the case as saying the rebates ranged from 4 to 50 percent of the fare, in addition to the legal sales commission to agents of 7 to 11 percent. "Pushed into It" "We were pushed into said one unnamed airline of- ficial quoted by the Times. He added that airlines that did not give kickbacks to the agents and tour wholesalers suddenly began losing customers to other that did offer the al- leged rebates. "We had to join or we wouldn't have any people on our he said. The Times said the payments were in the form of cash trans- ferred in the U.S. or Europe, or in checks issued to the agents. Sometimes dummy corporations received the checks for the agents, or the airline made le- gitimate payments to the tour organizers for advertising or the printing of brochures. WEDDING FLOWERS for from PIERSON'SI Your FTD florin tills Blvd. NW Flnwerphone Juveniles Charged with Bus Thefts, JBurglary Three juveniles were charged! 'E'ecled Ann Dorothy Slan- the 1100 block of First avenue Friday with the burglary of alje-v- (lrive SE' has City Briefs tavern and two counts of steal- ing school buses. The three, one aged 16 and Iwo aged 17, were charged after hey were questioned in connec- ion with another incident. The arrests cleared the bur- lary March 28 of Koch's tav- ern, First street SW, where 33 bottles of liquo valued at 13 cartons o cigarets valued at and as sorted items valued at wer aken. Police also cleared the theft on March 20 and 28 of tw school buses parked at a ga station at 1008 Sixth street SW. The buses were recovered Ih same day from ditches alon :ounty roads outside Cedar Japids. A windshield on one of tin iiises was found broken when ecovered, police said. The three youths were alsi been elected president of her residence hall at Columbia col-1 lege in Missouri. Mother would just love an I "Antique" from the Stable on! For Mother's Day, give her a jgold coin from Adv. IE Ford Says Tape Debate Is l Sign of National Strength f with larceny in severa gasoline siphonings. One of the 17-year-old youths vas charged Wednesday will arceny of a motor vehicle after is picture was found in the rank of a car by fhe owner ifter the car had been' stolen ind then recovered. Campaign Trail {bsmussen Completes iVeefc of Campaign WEST DBS MOINES (AP) democratic gubernatorial hope- il Clark.Rasmussen complete! IB first week of his cross-state icycle campaign'trip Friday. "If I'd known then what j enow :now, I would never have one said the tired anc aimed Rasmussen when he ar- ived in his home town of Wesl )es Moines. Rasmussen is one 'of three Jemocrats seeking the nomiha- oti to run against Gov. Roberl iay. He 'said he was convinced thai e can win the Democratic nom- nation ;pwith. a low-key, low- udget campaign. Rasmussen said he will leave le Des Moines area' Sunday, aveling toward 'Mason City, e plans to be in Dubuque in vo weeks. Culver Asks Senior Involvement DBS' MOINES Iowa Con- ressman John Culver called ir more programs designed to ike advantage of the produc- ve abilities and talents of the ale's many senior citizens. "Failure to involve senior citi- ens hi their community activi- es." Culver said, "is a tragic aste of the years of valuable xperience and training which ley can uniquely offer." Culver, Democratic candidate r U.S. senator, spoke during a ncheon Friday honoring foster randparents in Des Moines. Culver told the group that ecause this program brings uch great benefits to two roups of people, it has some- mes been called "the most reductive effort of the federal overnment" on a cost-benefit atio. "We need more programs of is type which provide senior tizens with a useful way to Tve their communities in' the itirement years and gain the itisfaction which comes from rving others." rime Prevention Deeded: Martin Citing suicides of alcoholics id the recent suicide of )ung man in a county jail, artin, Democratic candidate r county attorney, said voters ould support candidates who clieve "an ounce of prevention worth a pound of cure." Speaking at a coffee given by rs. Mike Mcrfcld, 539 Thirly- rst street SE, Martin said Fri- ay the county attorney as a artner in law enforcement ust also be involved in crime cvention. The best way to prevent rious accidents caused by a unken driver or a burglary or bbery by a drug addict is to 'er prompt counseling and catment "to those who cannot pe with the problem of cohol or drug addiction." Cash Taken Sandy'L. But- ton, 1134 Nineteenth street SE, reported Friday was taken from her purse while she was at First avenue SE. Beautician wanted, part time Sandra I-ee's Beauty Salon', 71! 3rd Si. S.W. 364-5991 .-Adv. Tavern Burglarized Ken neih E. Marsh, owner of thi Trophy lounge, 519 H street SW reported Saturday an undeter mined amount of money was taken from a cash register by someone who hid in a close until after closing., Mailbox Klfled Lucy Ta> lor, 404 Fourteenth street SE reported Friday a cheek for and worth of food stamp were taken from her mailbox. Plant Pierson's "Early Girl' work at the Target store, 4501 Tomatoes, open Sunday, 180 Shampoo .living rooms ledrooms Diamond Car- pet. 365-6226.-Adv. Mower Taken A powei lawn mower valued at was reported taken between last Sat- urday and Friday from a garage at the residence of Hat- ie Johnson, 1430 Woodside drive NW. Don's Barber Shop, 1314 2nd St. S.E. Now open for business. Hours 9 to Car Entered Judy Finster, 1639. Park Towne court NE, re- ported- Friday a tape player valued at was taken from her car while parked at her res- idence. Mt. Vernon Rest Home has a led available .for private'pa- ient. 89.5-8671-Adv. V Player A tape player valued at and '24, tapes ralued 'it ?120. were''reported aken from the car'' of Leslie Abodeely, 4217 First avenue SE, while it was parked in Ocelot Escapes, From His Cage; Still at Large An ocelot escaped Friday af- ernrjon 'from a zoo employe vho was taking it to a ve- erinarian. Tile animal was last seen in ha area oB the 100 block of 'wenty-second avenue SW.. Police and park officials believe the animal may be in the vicinity of the city land- fill site near the Cedar river. Stan Reinis, parks commis- ioner, said the ocelot apparent- y chewed its way. out of a cage vhile riding in the back of a lickup truck. The animal is' not dangerous, Reinis said. Anyone who- sees the animal should notify police. Parks department officials aid the ocelot was being taken o a veterinarian because it had een pulling its hair out. Driver of the truck on which le cage, was being carried topped briefly enroute to pick p some puppies. Wtien he re- urned to the truck the ocelot's age was empty. Ellis Blvd. NW.- Adv. Chicken Dinner Adults children Saturday 11-2, 4- Bethany Congregationa church. 1300 6th St. NW.-Adv, House Sale: Antiques, etc 1111 35th St. N.E. Starts Satur- Rutger tomato plants, 89c dozen. Geraniums Hia watha Garden 2910.-Adv. Rock Cornish Center, 393 Hen Dinner. Featuring, the Aristocrats in the lounge, Sat., May 4th. Embassy CIub.-Adv. Annual Lebanese Dinner Sun- day, May 5. Islamic Center, 2999 1st Ave. S.W. Tickets at Chicken Dinner .Adults children' Saturday 11-2, 4- 8. 'Bethany. Congregationa! Church. 1300 6tli ScVNW-Adv. Great .wallpaper selection for Eastern.lowansj -Diamond Vogel Paint Mt. .Vernon fid. S.E'., 365-6901. -Adv. 'V 'V 'Killian's Downtown-Beauty still closed until.May operators stiij working at the Liridale Plaza shop until Mother Dies Services will at a.m. Mon- day'; in St. Stephen's Episcopal church in Newioh for Mrs. .eigh Hough, 86, mother of Ar- hur Hough, 1122 Brockman Irive SE. Friends may call at 'oland-WaUace funeral home in Newton 'after 7 today. Memori- als haye been established for St. Stephen's Skiff hos- pital1'auxiliary.. Survivors, also nclude a daughter, three grand- hildren and seven great- grandchildren. Just received gigantic order of ilastic figurines, plaques, lamps, amp shades and paints. For lest selectingvisit the House of deas, Town Country Shop- Fun and games: Montrose lotel every Monday starting May 6th. Sponsored by'Camp Courage for the physically and nentally handicapped. .Stan Tones, caller..Doors open 6 P.M. James start 7 P.M. Admission 2.00-Adv. ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Viee-presirieii! Kord said Satur- day that the release of the Wa- tergate tapes and the debate (over them is a sign of (he na-j lion's strength. j In a prepared commencement its position in the community of nations is undimlnlshed. "I believe that truth is the glue that holds government to- gether and that, to the extent that truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth becomes known, the sooner this tragic address at the University of j chapter in our history can be have'every confidence In the ultimate wisdom and justice of the American people, even though that elusive thing called public opinion may fall into Michigan, his alma mater, Ford Closed, said: h "I am proud (o be a citizen ol a country which can openly de- bate the legal and moral fitness of its highest government'lead ers without riot or revolution without reprisals or repression, and within a constitutional sys- tem so strong and secure thai Gladbrook'Man Is Sentenced on Murder Charge A. Engel, 19, Gladbrook, was sentenced to 50 years in the state peniten- tiary at Fort Madison Friday by Tama county District Judge Louis W. Schultz on his guilty to a charge of second de- jree murder.; Engel was accused of the shooting death of his 23-year-old wife, Carol, at their Gladbrook Nov. 23. Possible sentence on the charge ranges from ten years to ife imprisonment. Engel's attor- ney had asked that ;sen- .enced to no than 25 years. In7 imposing the 50-year-term, lowever; .Judge.'Sdjiiltz cited ilngel's lack of udgment, financial problems, and 'admitted- drinking prob- im'." Engel and his wife Jiad been married just last August. He vas taken to Fort Madison -late 'riday. Appeal bond was set at had been held in he Marshall county jail in lieu if bond since .the shoot- ng. He had pled guilty to the ihafge April 3. short-range error. "I cannot understand how anyone can criticize the Pres- ident for 'taking his case to the people' unless what the critic really wants is to negate the verdict of the people. "I cannot imagine any other country in the world where the opposition would seek, and the Chief Executive would allow, the dissemination of, his most pri- vate and personal, conversations with his staff which, to be hon- est, do not exactly confer saint- hood on anyone concerned "When all is said and and the sooner the better I firmly hope and fervently pray that our country will be stronger and wiser for its present ordeal. "Throughout our nearly 200 years as a nation we have emerged from every adversity a bigger and better people." Lansing .Man Dies In Two-Gar Crash Leppert, 75, Lansing, was fatally injured about 9 p.m. Friday in a two- car, head-on crash on highway 9 a mile southwest of here. Leppert was alone in his car when it and a car driven by Loren Paus, 22, col- ided. Paus and a passenger in lis car, Gary Arends, 20, Cale- donia, Minn., were.treated at a Waukon hospital and released. Paus' has been charged with drunk driving. Services for Leppert are pend- ing at Burke-Thornburg's. Two Motorcyclists Hurt in Collision with Truck For 61 years flowers for all occasions JOHN E. Convenient downtown 306 Third Avenue S.E. 365-0511 Ocelots are tropical American wildcats averaging 30-36 inches n length and 18-20 inches in eight, according to The En- yclopedia Americana. The animal climbs trees with ease. Its body color is generally grayish-brown, marked with lines of blackish ring-spots. The muzzle is somewhat long. Graduates Judy Snapp, 1010 Raney street, Hiawatha, will graduate from Rockford, Memorial school of nursing Friday. Brakes Burn VVEST here' extinguished a blaze in the brake linings of a semi-trailer truck Friday. The truck was hauling a load of gasoline. Search Resumes For Weapon in Murder Case Sheriff's deputies resumed their search Saturday of the Cedar river off the Third avenue bridge for a murder weapon sought in the murder of Donald Van Steenis. A crane equipped with a mag- net was used lo drag the river bottom. The search was called of at about p.m. until nex week. Six men were assigned to the search. The men are also searching for a service revolver belongini lo Capt. Dennis Blome, who los his gun during earlier search ef forts.. Van Sleenis died Feb. 22 of a broken neck caused by a gun shot wound. His body was recov- ered from the Cedar river at another location. No arrests have been made in connection with the Van Steenis murder, but authorities say Iheir investigation indicates the murder weapon'may have been thrown into the river at the downtown location. The site is also where the body of a 12-year-old boy was found in March after he fell into the river off the First ave- nue, bridge. Two rem'ainec lospitalized Saturday with in- luries suffered Friday in a col- ision with an oncoming pickup truck. Mike Kellog, 15, of rural route Cedar Rapids, driver of the motorcycle suffered a broken ift leg. A passenger, Grady rtartin, 17, also of .-rural Cedai Rapids, suffered a broken hip. Both youths were reported in ;ood condition Saturday in Mer- :y'.hospital.' The accident happened at the ntersection of Bever avenue nd Thirty-second street SE vhen a pickup truck tried to make a left turn in front of the motorcycle. The truck driver, Melvin Lee Potter, 23, of 3230 Dalewood av- enue SE, was charged with fail- ure to yield lo an oncoming vehicle. Kellog was charged with driv- ing without a driver's license. Helen E. Dvorak, 48, of 959 Oakland road NE, was in gooc NOW A Person-To-Person FAMILY WANT AD Iff 3 lines 4 Days 3 Dollars Non-Commerclrjl Only llemi 'Far 5ole'...lioch Listed tind Priced (Hat occoploBle In "in Sole Tim." Cloiilflcoflon llo. Ml Kd'ljV" "crnl Ha Helundil Eoch Additional Line only for 4 Devi. USE THIS SPECIAL LOW-RATEI Tory Gain May Delay Elecfions LONDON (AP) The op- position Conservative party reg- istered modest gains Friday in London's local elections, and the outcome is likely lo delay na- tional parliamentary elections until fall. L a, b o r i t e Prime Minister Harold Wilson has the power lo set the date for the next elec- tions, and a big victory for his party would have strengthened the hand of cabinet ministers pressing for a June ballot. But observers expected 'Labor's re- latively poor showing to help those Laboriles seeking a delay until October or later. flunk Car Burns North Western railroad bunk car was exten- sively damaged by fire in the rail yards here Friday. The blaze was blamed on a leak in a iropane healer. No one was in he car al the lime of the blaze. condition in St. Luke's hospital suffering from cuts received Friday when her car hit a tree. Police said Miss Dvorak struck the tree while making a left turn onto I avenue NE from the northbound lane of Oakland road. A passenger, in her car, Albert Dvorak, 82 of the same, address, was treated at St. Luke's hospital for a cut forehead, and possible neck and back injuries and released. Police charged Miss Dvorak with improper signaling. Two men suffered minor injur- ies early Saturday when the car in which they were riding hit a light pole in the 2700 block of Sixth "street SW. Frederick A. LaGrange, 25, of 715 G avenue NW, the driver, suffered head bruises. Dennis Valandingham, no age listed, of 1313 First street SE, a passenger, suffered multiple cuts and bruises to the head.-. Both men were treated at Mercy hospital and released. LaGrange was charged with reckless driving. Police said LaGrange lost control of his car when he backed out of a driveway, crossed the intersection of Sixth street SW and Twenty-seventh avenue SW and hit the utility pole. Man Charged with Slashing Four Tires Steve Faulkner, 28, of 3831 Sccly avenue SE, was charged early Saturday with two counts of slashing tires on cars. Police said Rose Mary John- ston, 1203 Bowler street, Hia- watha, and Jeffrey A. Osborn, Van Home, reported two tires on each of their cars were ilashed late Friday or early Sat- urday while parked in the Holi- day Inn parking lot and in the 2200 block of Sixteenth avenue SW, respectively. Police said Faulkner reporl- cdly became involved in an ar- iumenl with the couple and wo other people in a tavern earlier Friday evening. John B. Turner son FUneral Directors since 1888 Only one service...our best to all Cost is entirely a matter of personal choice. 'lUrncr's 800Second Avr-.. SI- 1221